Oakland’s premier waterfront destination invites visitors of all ages to experience the Square’s yearly holiday transformation during its annual tree lighting celebration complete with grazing reindeer and live musical performances by Radio Disney recording artist Amber Lily, pop sensation Emme, rising star Jeremy Thurber and the Heights Youth Marching Band from Jamaica!
Preview a parade float that will appear from the following day's 13th Annual America's Children's Holiday Parade (Saturday, December 1), meet costumed characters including Curious George and the Care Bears and watch it snow! Visit with Santa Claus at The Bay Voyager located at 431 Water Street! A great photo opportunity awaits for you and your kids! Enjoy the Strolling Pupper Theater, decorate holiday cookies with Kincaids, make holiday ornaments with Go Public Schools and dress up and the Oakland Ballet's dress-up station. Tree-lighting ceremony highlights will also include an introduction of Miss California 2012 and a dance number by the popular world-traveled tap-dancing Christmas trees.
As part of the event, Jack London Square is hosting a canned food drive for the Alameda County Community Food Bank and a toy drive for the city of Oakland to support families in need. City officials will light up the holiday tree at 7 PM. More.
466 Water Street
Oakland , CA 94607